The Song of Roland

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Dorothy Leigh Sayers
Penguin, Jan 1, 1957 - Poetry - 206 pages
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Presents the classical epic, glorifying the heroism of Charlemagne in the 778 battle between the Franks and the Moors. Bibliogs
 

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great book! similar to Beowulf! good History of Charlemagne

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
7
THE FEUDAL PICTURE
29
VASSALAGE
31
TOKENS
32
CHIVALRY
33
THE RULES OP BATTLE
34
NURTURE AND COMPANIONAGE
37
THE VERSE AND THE TRANSLATION
38
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
45
A NOTE ON COSTUME
47
THE SONG OF ROLAND
51
NOTE ON LAISSE
205
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Glyn Burgess teaches at the University of Liverpool. He is an expert on early medieval French literature, and has translated and written widely on this area.

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